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A sceptic's guide to the Executive Summary

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by JonesSmith, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. I have occasionally been tempted to make a note on this forum that, although I have submitted an ES with many applications, this strategy has never resulted in an interview for me. My personal success rate would be something like 6 interviews without an ES, 0 with. However, because I never acted on the tempatation, I am saved from having to eat my words. I have an interview for a permanent post...and I did include a summary.
    I think where I was going wrong before was in trying to address every point of the person spec in both my statement and the summary. This time I cut my personal statement in half -- strictly one page -- and used the other page provided for the summary.
    So, I was wrong! Thank you to everyone who kept reporting their own successes.
     
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Well done Jones Smith on that interview-for a permanent post too!
    It also takes a lot to admit
    , and that's always a good place to be in to learn something new.
     
  3. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    Congraulations on the Interview! Glad to hear the ES works too [​IMG] x
     

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